Consuming Protein

The Institute of Medicine recommends a variety of protein sources. Our body needs quality protein to:

The chart below provides guidelines for ideal protein intake per your body weight.

USRDA Recommendation Calculation: (Your Ideal Body Weight in Pounds) X 0.36 = Your Daily Protein Intake in Grams (g).

How to consume more protein

consuming Lean meats

The chart below provides guidelines for ideal protein intake per your body weight.

Best Lean Meats
Skinless meat of chicken, turkey, and cornish hen and bison and venison
Limit / Avoid
Red meat consumption (beef, veal, pork, lamb, and mutton)
Avoid
Processed/deli meats that are smoked, cured, salted, with added nitrates/nitrites according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer
Suggested
Hormone-free, organic, and grass-fed lean meat products, if possible, to reduce the hormone and pesticide exposure